Calendar

Mar
19
Tue
Colloquium: Jack Burns
Mar 19 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Colloquium: Jack Burns @ Domenici Hall 109

Our Future in Space: The Moon and Beyond

Jack Burns, University of Colorado Boulder

Why do we explore space? How do we explore
space? Where should we explore? What are
the tools for space exploration? These questions will be addressed in this talk focused on
the future of human and robotic exploration of
the solar system and beyond. Since the end of
the Apollo program, the justification for the human space program has proven elusive. We will
borrow a page from the computer and new
commercial space companies to argue for an
inspirational approach to the next phase of
exploration beyond Earth orbit. The “how” is
addressed with NASA’s new Orion and Space
Launch Systems along with new launch systems being developed by private companies
such as SpaceX and Blue Origin. We will argue
that both the Moon and Mars can be explored
through a combination of governmental programs, international partnerships, and public-
private partnerships. The tools for exploration
include telerobotics where astronauts aboard
NASA’s Lunar Gateway in orbit of the Moon
will operate rovers and deploy telescopes on
the lunar surface in a new synergy between
robots and humans.

Mar
22
Fri
Colloquium: RESERVED (Host: TBD)
Mar 22 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Colloquium: RESERVED (Host: TBD) @ BX102

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Mar
29
Fri
No Colloquium: Spring Break
Mar 29 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
No Colloquium: Spring Break @ BX102

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Apr
5
Fri
Colloquium: Ylva Pihlström (Host: Moire Prescott)
Apr 5 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Colloquium: Ylva Pihlström (Host: Moire Prescott) @ BX102

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Ylva Pihlström, University of New Mexico

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Apr
12
Fri
No Colloquium
Apr 12 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
No Colloquium @ BX102

Radio Astronomy + ASTR 402 joint field trip to VLA

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Observatory Open House
Apr 12 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Observatory Open House

Host: Anatoly Klypin. Assisted by Jodie Berdis, Julie Imig, and Rogelio Ochoa.

Apr
19
Fri
No Colloquium: Spring Holiday
Apr 19 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
No Colloquium: Spring Holiday @ BX102

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Apr
22
Mon
Pizza lunch: Sarah Kovac
Apr 22 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Pizza lunch: Sarah Kovac @ AY 119

ASTR 598

Apr
26
Fri
Colloquium: Megan Reiter (Host: Kristian Finlator)
Apr 26 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Colloquium: Megan Reiter (Host: Kristian Finlator) @ BX102

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Megan Reiter, Royal Observatory Edinburgh

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May
3
Fri
Colloquium: Eric Nielsen (Host: Moire Prescott)
May 3 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Colloquium: Eric Nielsen (Host: Moire Prescott) @ BX102

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